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. >>> fueled by a weaker yen and strong sales of cameras in the u.s. >>> and shares in virgin media rally after an offer for a takeover that could value the uk cable operator at $20 billion. >> all right. welcome to tuesday. >> it's get together tuesday. coordinated, as well. >> the final print for the eurozone is finally come in, 48.6, a little better than the forecast of 48.2. >> may i just say, though, the employment index, look at that, 46.1, which is just barely better than the flash estimate but still the lowest since december 2009. on a downward trajectory. it's not germany where the final composite was 54.4. it's the periphery still. france's final january pmi falls to 46.1. >> france is where the concern is. we have francois hollande today speaking to the eu parliament. he's going to lay out his vision for the eu against that economic back drop. >> isn't it amazing? we come into the week yesterday with everyone still talking. you have that great barons cover, you come in, just get the risk trade massively off. and the question for today and the rest of the week is frankly whether that'
joins us again this morning. steve, we actually finally start the meetings today. we've had comments out from the russian finance minister, as well. what's he saying? >> well, he's trying to get us back on track on to a growth agenda, which when you look back at what the agenda was a couple of meetings ago back in toronto in 2010, that was sorely missing. that was about harboring deficits and having firm targets. it hasn't really worked, has it? what they've said is our growth estimates were slightly optimistic. listening to what some of the policymakers are saying this time around, the likes of mario draghi, i'm scratching my head a little bit. there's some uncontentious stuff. i can live with that. range of financial market indicators showing situation normalizing. but what about this bit? currency chatter is inappropriate, fruitless and self-defeating. hang on a second, mr. draghi. it wasn't us, the journalists that started this. it was policymakers. it was the g- 7. it's incestble we're going to start rumbling about this. i can't help but thinking mr. draghi is missing the point here
to do is keep on making our overall economy use less oil. >> neil: but what is all this about how much energy we're using, but not how much energy we're getting? because we're not getting as much as we can. the oil watch, on what is really behind the pain at the pump. what is it? >> certainly not consumption. that statement from president obama is ridiculous. if you look at u.s. oil consumption, it's been declining for a long time now. last year we consumed 18.6 million barrels of oil a day, which i the same amount we consumed in 1996. so u.s. oil consumption is going down. not about the u.s. consuming more oil. western european oil consumption is going down. i you want to know where the growth is coming. , it's emerging marks like champion and india. china consumes two barrels of oil per person per year compared to the u.s. at 22 and at it just going to keep going -- >> it's not how much we're using but access to how much we're getting? the president says he has been more open to opening up land than anyone prior. you say what? >> well, i don't think so. obviously the u.s. energy comp
. >> thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for "special report." fair, balanced and unafraid. a. >> shepard: this is "the fox report." that troubled cruise ship called triumph is anything but. we will have the latest on the condition from the passengers. in fact, they will take us inside to see the hellish conditions on board. >> it was supposed to be a luxury vacation. thousands of passengers on this ship, it became a disaster. >> we are all hot and there is no air this has been going on too long. >> now we know it won't end when the ship finally reaches port. olympic blade runner oscar prix police torous. -- held hostage by the accused cop killer christopher dorner. >> put our hands behind our back and tied our hands. >> they say they thought they were going to die. >> he went to the bathroom and came back with a couple of washcloths and stuck one in each of our mouths. >> tonight, moments of terror and how this couple survived. >> shepard: first from fox this thursday night, they say they have had to wait in line for cold food. use plastic bags as bathrooms. e
use only might accumulated leave time for this birth, and i made arrangements to have the child adopted at birth. pregnancy was immoral and administrative grounds for discharge, and that was that. so susan was sent back to the west coast where she was represented by the aclu of the state of washington. they managed to stay or discard -- to stay for discharge month by month. she lost in district court. she lost in the ninth circuit, but with an excellent defense. [laughter] the supreme court took her case, and they then -- and then the solicitor general been the dean of the first law school i attended, he saw a real damage potential for the government in susan's case. so he convened the military brass and he said, that rule about pregnancy being an automatic grounds for discharge, that's not right for our time. you should immediately wave the captain's discharge and then change the regulation. for the future. and that's what happened. now, the law students know what that meant for our case. the government had given susan everything she was asking for, so the government then immed
of the subcommittee. i am looking forward to working with the ranking members as we both share a commitment to u.s. border security and ensuring our board agents -- ensuring our border agents receive the support they need to protect homeland. also look forward to a strong bipartisan cooperation in helping to make the department of home as security as efficient and effective as possible. i would also like to introduce our new freshmen majority members. we have mr. richard hudson of north carolina. later joining us will be stephen from montana. they bring a welcome experience to their new roles in congress and the subcommittee. i look for to leveraging their experience and knowledge to provide effective oversight of hds. -- of dhs. i think the subcommittee staffer diligently working together to put this hearing together. thank you for that. i now recognize myself for an opening statement. next month marks 10 years since the creation of the dhs with the homeless security act of 2001. the attacks on september 11 forced to rethink our approach to defining the homeland. as the commission report document
. another blizzard slamming several states. we could soon feel its impact. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. get ready for some rain and even some flood watches, of course, some winter weather advisories, too. sue palka has the latest information coming into the weather center tonight. >> it looks like this is not going to be a problem for us in the morning, but we've got some rain coming, enough that we've got some flood watches up and there could even be a rumble of thunder tomorrow at the same time we also have winter weather advisories off to our west. it's coming from that same storm. we'll take another look on radar. this is a huge snowstorm. there is an awful lot of severe weather associated with it in addition to big wind, but this is a drought stricken area, so they're calling that snow white gold even if it has been a lot of work for folks in wichita and kansas city and across much of oklahoma. that area of low pressure that's producing the snow will be weakening, but we are really going to tap some very heavy moisture. it looks like we could be
both sides use the bigger u.s. ball and south koreans wanted to use their smaller made ball. result, both side said no and the game was canceled. bernie: we have bigger balls is the the bottom line. warner: finally, i-man, bad news for nbc, stuck with televising saturday and sunday's final round of the match play championship. both tiger woods and rory mcelroy lost in yesterday's first round. imus: he well, the nbc television network according to dagen is already in fifth place, is it fifth place? >> fifth place in the february sweeps and key adult demographics behind in fourth place univision. imus: who is in third place? >> it was cbs fox, sbc, univision and nbc. imus: give me one through five. i didn't understand it. >> number one cbs number two fox. number three abc. number four, univision, number five nbc. imus: thank you very much. "varney & company" is next. i accused delbert of ripping off bo didley with this. he said it was a tribute and i should shut up. ♪ here comes the weekend, honey, what's going on ♪ ♪ we can put our feet up, honey, or party all night long ♪
it. it take us four years to get panama and south korea done. it was on the bush table. it took four years to negotiate and we didn't get anything else new. those trade agreements would do all kinds of things for exports. >> are you at all nostalgic about -- ge out of nbc and comcast is running it well. >> comcast has done a great job. look, the market said good for both companies. the market said comcast got a great bunch of assets. ge has more cash to do things with. time and men's fortunes change. you go with the flow. >> every time they do a deal, they say it's great for both parties. stock goes up in one case and down in the other. ge is in one, can use the money, comcast in another and actually worked. >> worked out well. comcast has a great set of assets now a ge has cash to invest in what they want to do. we all do it differently in our times. >> jack, we love you, on valentine's day especially. >> happy valentine's day. >> merger thursday with all these deals. huge day on wall street. almost $100 million in fees for the banks. center view bank. >> make sure you join us tomor
, denying the reports. and countering it was the victim of u.s. hacking. >>> and the bulls are back from a three-day weekend. can the s&p 500 post an eighth straight week of gains? we've got four days to find out. it's tuesday, february 19th, 2013. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin who is back from vacation. let's get started with the markets. as joe mentioned, the s&p winning streak has been a strong one. in the meantime, the dow is coming off a second straight weekly loss. although, really, if you looked at this last week, it was the ever so slightest of losses. u.s. equity futures are indicated higher. dow up by 21 points. s&p is up by two points above value fair and the nasdaq is up about 3. in 20 minutes, we'll turn to predictions on where the markets go from here. then in the next hour, delivering alpo. we'll talk to the manager of a $11.5 billion hedge fund. this fund was up 30% last year. don't miss pine river's ceo brian taylor. on our radar this morning,
it used to be? we will discuss if it is still in investmenagood investment fog run. lori: it is back to the floor of the new york stock exchange with our very own nicole petallides. nicole: welcome back to both of you at the 1:00 p.m. the dow and the s&p are both pulling back. the dow moves within 100 points of the all-time closing high. we set new fresh five-year highs, 14,081. there was some news out of japan and obviously favorable monetary policy and that was off by the news from italy and whether or not that would bring the austerity measures back to the forefront, with actually execute and to the austerity measures. the fear index has moved to the upside, the dollars has gained strength and as result the market has been selling off some. we have come up off of our lowest of the day. lori: thank you, nicole. melissa: gas prices are finally pumping their breaks. they jumped $0.43. did you notice that? even after two days of declines, experts warned not to get too excited as price could hover nearly $4 per gallon mark. another price hike could be around the corner and seriously co
, cisco systems on tech spending. government orders not what they used to be for routers and switches, and european buyers watching euros and cents. john chambers is live on how to fulfill the promise to energize earnings. treasure in the trash. making money on what others throw away, especially on valentine's day. the dough in the hands of shareholder, company upping dividends again. waste management ceo joins us live in a fox business exclusive. "countdown to the closing bell" begins right now. ♪ good afternoon, everybody, i'm liz claman, the last hour of trading, and with the largest food acquisition on record to spike the markets, trading mixed in a narrow range. u.s. airways, we have turbulence there. it is down about 8% and change. this, as the rumor becomes the news. u.s. airways merging with asr, parent of american airlines, the deal that creates the world's largest character. sketchers off to the races, shares are skyrocketing here, a nice move of 12%, the maker of mens and women's footware with whether or not blowout numbers, and we got the shoes, yeah, thanks to strong de
the altar on a moving platform, so he doesn't have to walk down the long aisle. sometimes he using a cane. his brothers says the doctors told hi not to take any more transatlantic trips. >>> he is also an nbc vattian analyst. george, good to see you. you and i are in somewhat frequent contact, as you send out notes about what's going on, but did anybody really see this coming? i nope he's talked about the possibility of retirement, but now? >> i was going to say, chris, it's an unexpected pleasure to see you today. this is a surprise to timing, not to fact. the pope has indicated on several previous indications if he ever came to the decision in prayer and conscience he could not give the service the church deserved, he would leave, not stand on his ego or stand on ceremony. he would clear the path for a new pope. the timing is a bit surprising, but when it happens in 719 years, it's always going to be surprising. >> you know what i thought, george, i thought he must -- do you think he's slowing down or he's really not well? >> i saw the pope in december shortly after he made six new card
will use super bowl sunday to talk about government regulations when it comes to the issue of steroids or head injuries. the phone lines are open. let's begin with a look at some of the headlines courtesy of the museum. from "the san francisco chronicle" -- from "the baltimore sun" -- let's turn to the politics and policy behind the nfl. this is a story a few days ago from "the washington post." outlining a plan and a letter to the executive director of the players union. they agreed as part of a 2011 collective bargaining agreement that the players should be tested for hgh, but the two sides of that agreed. two seasons have been played without it. last weekend in new orleans, roger goodell was asked a number of questions including one on the issue of head injuries. here is more from last week. [video clip] >> i welcome the president's comments. we want to make sure people understand what we are doing to make our game safer, not just in the nfl but throughout sports. the changes we are making a in the nfl are changing all of sports. it is a better recognition of head injuries. of treat
. "we must trust in the mighty power of god's mercy. we are all sinners, but his grace transforms us and makes us new." just ahead, benedict's health, his replacement, and what's next for the catholic church. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining me. i'm carol costello. we begin with a bombshell greeting 1 billion catholics around the world. their spiritual leader, pope benedict xvi stepping down at the end of the month. we're bringing you all the angles of this developing story. joining me now for this hour's special coverage, chris cuomo, he's in new york. >> good morning, carol. great to joining here. >>> shocking news because this simply hasn't been done. it's been almost 600 years since a pope resigned. it was gregory xii. it was to end the civil war. the question becomes why is pope benedict doing this now? we're going to get reaction first because no one saw this coming, certainly in this country. let's start off our coverage with deb feyerick in st. patrick's cathedral in new york city, the center of the american catholic tradition here. deb,
described, i would say that activists are certainly useful. you can't necessarily take anything at face value because activists are -- have their own agenda, and some of them tend to be more short term. if you're running a company, you don't have the nimbleness and flex ann. you can't change your strategy every day. an activist can get into or out of a shareholding any day. and so you have -- you have different time horizons, maybe different agendas, and a company has to represent all its shareholders, ant not just a portion of its shareholders and think for the long term. but having said that, it's a good part of the cocktail of elements that a ceo should have giving inflooins fluns, and they should be listened to. they shouldn't be taken as gospel. their remarks should be discounted by what you know their interests are, but it should be foolish to take good advice from wherever you want to get it. >> barclays is making news today in cutting more head count. you guys done, happy with where we are as we sit here today? >> we're happy where we are. we're always sculpting our business. in
>> let's talk about recent comments in canada, the u.s. ambassador to canada and find that more action by canada on climate change might make it easier for the president to approve keystone. how did you interpret those comments? >> i think it was another opportunity to talk about what we are doing. i believe for the president and for canada, it is both. you can actually improve energy security and in our neighborhood of north america and with vehicle emissions standards, coal plants standards, you will eventually see that in the united states. nobody is replacing a coal plant with coal again. they are replacing it with natural gas. it reduces emissions by 50%. i did not see that as a quid pro quo. when the secretary of state and our minister of foreign affairs met and had a press conference, they talked about both climate change and energy security. we talked about vehicle emissions standards. th minister talked about the action we've taken had the the united states on coal plants in canada. i closed down some coal plants. i thought it was good for our jurisdiction but i think e
correctly the migrations, one is the immigration we have a kind of ins we used to have here that is issued in 2011 is an institution that deals with a border control and people that are living in mexico that would like to stay temporarily or permanently or with of the ministry to naturalize that want to become mexican. the same thing you have here. the challenge and the problem that they face is first, the southern border of mexico is shorter of course than the northern border, it's only a thousand kilometers but it is an extremely difficult geographic areas to control. you have the jungle, the rivers, mountains, and you have common border cities like in the u.s. and mexico that have a daily crossing with hundreds of thousands of people. then you have a big number of regular points of crossing which mexico doesn't have near the sources or the enforcement authorities or the border patrol equivalent to control. so, what the mexican government does is to stop the people as long as they begin to go to mexico and i would like to raise for your attention one issue that hasn't fully valued and co
out of it and we don't solve any problem and gave politics are just as bad for us in the next 10 years. >> quite frankly don't trust congress so if congress can't make the contracts, the first thing that will come down is who will be high-skilled or -- if the was enforcement only and they said oh yeah by the way we are definitely going to do a low-skilled thing of future and do high-skilled i wouldn't support the enforcement only because i don't trust them. i think they will stop after stop after that about this over the last couple of years when they did these peaceful approach is a lot of them failed. the immigration act that moved the countries of origin toward a green card, greenlaw stopped in the house. had stopped after it passed in the house. unfortunately there is a political strategy going on now. i personally think it only matters if it's if it's a road to an and i think that's always going the way it's going now. >> without, thank you all for coming. there will be orders for drinks in the lobbies if you want to come back. [applause] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conve
between 2 and 2.25 like it used to be bouncing between 1.75 and 2. it will just kind of keep doing th that. >> is it healthy -- is it healthy -- >> the interest rate spike will mean too much on the balance sheet. >> is it healthy that the only driver has been the federal reserve? >> that's it. decrease the quantitative easing. that's when we'll see the real spike. if interest rates go up to 2.25% because people are taking money out of equities and the economy is growing a little bit better, that's fine. it's when we start to see incremental tightening at the fed. >> we need some qe from the private sector. >> tightening from the fed? >> good luck on that. >> not getting it though, jeff. >> well, i know. >> they believe in what they are doing, and it hasn't helped the economy. >> we know we have somebody holding our hand so there's no point in doing it. until they step out of the way, there's nothing to trigger those animal spirits. >> great conversation. appreciate it. see you soon. >> meanwhile, legendary investor jim rogers is, now short a certain investment. we'll find out what that is,
using putting more and more on the backs of individuals. we've heard story after story this morning where there is irrational use in the delivery system because of the fragmentation that we have and we have seen through the payment reform that we have done that setting the right payment incentives in place actually does help rationalize the system and start to net the fabric together between the primary care and specialty care and we actually have hospitals that start to understand what their place in the reform system is there a cost center not a revenue center and they have to actually become smaller over time for the system to become sustainable, so to me, you know, to focus our attention on the individuals in the public and beneficiaries and how we are right to change their benefits to make all of this work seems like a full of air and when the real problem is the way that we have structured the incentive on the delivery system side and fixing that we can get a long range towards addressing affordability and quality. >> we have time for a question or two from the audience. if yo
on the climate change front, this might help us. canadian politicians are running around now that there is greenhouse gas admission in the air. they are going to great length to point that out. who is a real climate laggard if the u.s. is not serious on getting on this. >> that is the point. language is important. it can be a real problem. that relativity will be pointed to. given the breath of things, the things that we need to do together and the issues we need to tackle together has a common view. that ranges from foreign affairs to our common economic future. it would be unhelpful if this was more than just a bump in the road that became something that pushed us off the road. >> i think danielle wanted to jump in. before that, i get a sense of your questions in the audience. i see some hands. ok. if you change your mind and more hands went to ask, i will get to that depending on how much time is reserved. >> the decision around the keystone is not necessarily lateral. who will be point our finger at if the president makes a decision we do not like? canada has played a rol
today. courtney reagan will be joining us with a preview in just a few minutes. then we'll bring you walmart's quarterly results the second they hit the tape. along with complete analysis and reaction from the street and, of course, you can't talk about the consumer without talking about energy prices. and rising gasoline costs at the pump, we've been watching everything that happens with oil prices moving higher. yesterday they actually sold off, but that is not much relief to those who have been paying higher price e at the pump for the last month. joining us in the next hour, oil man boone pickens. so the economy is at the top of the hour. andrew will get you up to speed on the day's other headlines. >> hedge fund manager david einhorn is taking his apple campaign directly to shareholders. he's going to be hosting a conference call today to argue the merits of distributing hedging preferred stock which, of course, is what this big debate is about. einhorn is battling and seeking an injunction next week to abolish a system for issuing preferred stock. i got a letter overnight from
was some low threshold employer match and allowing an employer to raise that match if they want to us in employment incentives so it might provide one and a half%. so you could answer it as an employment incentives. have you thought about if we move ahead in this area, what should the contribution rate be. >> that's an excellent question i encourage the committee to think not in terms of a single default contribution rate, but a differentiated alternative. and senator alexander was talking about the small restaurant chain, my guess is employees are younger and for a ban in our contribution rate might make sense. whereas a look at someone who's a bit older and this is their full-time job, the default contribution rate might be substantially higher. we know from investor psychology that individuals think in terms of raw numbers, multiple sub type, 5% of pay, 10% of pay. desired benchmarks that individuals can get their hands around and might be worth taking about something mahler. 5% for younger workers to something higher, maybe 10% for lower workers. >> were trying to make this as sim
will join us with the latest from power outages to grounded flights. then, of course, there is the topics of the markets. earnings season is winding down. only 53 s&p 500 companies set to report. one event to watch, janet yellen is scheduled to speak on the economy today and our guest host this hour will be the former managing director at pimco. he's currently the share of global societies of fellows. and also we have rebecca patterson. we've got a lot to did you discuss with them. before we do that, we're going to head over to michelle who has the morning headlines. >> thank you for that, andrew. usair and nmr are set to meet. boeing completed what it called a, quote, uneventful test flight of the 787 dream liner on saturday. it was the company's first test since the airlines were grounded more than three weeks ago. >>> carnival cruise ship in the gulf of mexico will need to be towed to port. carnival's triumph, as it was called, was heading back to galveston, texas, when the fire occurred. the ship's extinguishing system kicked in, no injuries were reported. >>> let's get over to ross w
or a democratic accomplishment. it was an accomplishment we achieved together. the next year we used those surplus tax dollars wisely. we put some in our state savings account, increasing our reserve levels. we used some to increase funding for education, targeting reading and early childhood initiatives. we used a portion of the surplus to cut taxes, to create more jobs by curbing the double and triple taxation in construction and in manufacturing. and we provided a tax credit to help small businesses hire those who deserve jobs the most. our veterans returning from afghanistan and iraq. [applause] we have seen some encouraging signs in our economy. tourism is on the rise. with more growth in visitors to new mexico than was expected in arizona or colorado. we are building our state's strongest-ever relationship with new mexico border governors focusing on developing a border region near santa teresa creating jobs. major companies are once again looking at new mexico. including two companies in the aviation industry that are relocating their headquarters to albuquerque. [applause] the manufacturin
the senses. >> alisyn: u.s. history is coming to the california coastguard just in time for valentine's day. a giant statue inspired by this world war 2 photo of a sailorki. it's being installed on the san diego waterfront. the statue will be dedicated on friday. studio "b" live from rome with shepard smith starts right now. >> shep: it's 3:00 on the east coast and noon on the west coast and 9:00 p.m. on a gorgeous night one day after the stunning announcement that the pope is stepping down. today, we're learning much more about his health approximate, carefully guarded secret until now. the vatican reveals that pope benedict has pacemaker in his heart long before being elected as pope back in 2005. months ago, we now know he had surgery to replace the pacemaker batteries, an operation that was conducted in absolute secrecy. vatican says it was routine. the shock waves continue to reverberate for catholics around the world and a lot of folks seem to have the same reaction, even if it's something the world hasn't seen in six centuries. >> i shows what a truly humble servant. he loved our chu
viewers? >> you want to use the volatility to find the companies strong free cash flow. like the auto stocks, toyota, emerging markets have been relative underperformers year to nate. buy dong fang motor, make 3 million cars in china every year, a company you can own to play the catch up trade in the emerging markets. >> howard? >> i agree with what sarah said. apple has couldn't come up 4.7 times ebidta. apple is extremely cheap, the stock will be at $600 the next 18 months. buy it again. >> go back to 600. >> you care about all the proposition 2? >> yeah. >> i don't think it's critical >> i think it is a bit of a nuisance. this is a company that's made more money for shareholders in the last few years than the entire rest of the technology industry combined. give them a break. they didn't even have a dividend 12 months ago. >> right or wrong? >> i don't know if he's right or wrong. i think you have to give management a little bit more time. i think that we are going a little too hasty pushing them h i think they will do the right thing, return more cash to shareholders. no question
to u.s. national security and to international peace and security. north korea has been warning for weeks that it was about to test its nuclear arsenal. on tuesday morning, it exploded a bomb in a facility one kilometer underground near the same location of its nuclear test in 2006 and 2009. >> there is concern that they could come up with a delivery system for their nuclear weapons. >> reporter: last week the u.s. and south korean navies launched military drills in the region as a show of force. north korea's test demonstrates a significant split from its main patron, china. recently beijing warned leader kim jong-un against any weapons tests. >> they've said publicly that there would be real consequences for north korea. what those consequences are we have to see, but i suspect it's going to be more than an angry lettered. >> reporter: china is one of the few countries supporting north korea's fragile economy and could respond by cutting financial aid. this latest test may provide evidence of the strength of north korea's nuclear arsenal. >> if this is a uranium enrichment tes
much for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> and thank you, everybody, for joining us this morning. enjoy that long weekend. we will see you back here on tuesday. right now, it's time for squawk on the street. >> welcome, live from the new york stock exchange. jim cramer is off today. the u.s. session here, we just had empire state manufacturing crossing, turning positive for the first time since july. we see futures hugging the flat line pretty much. the s&p with a bias towards the green. in europe, the d-20 meeting is underway in moscow. your mixed bag as we have spain in the negative. japan's nikkei, that's one that's notable, dropping as yen strengthen for the fourth straight session. hang seng is wup and kospi is flat. >> our road map begins with a valentine that carl ichichan. it's the latest sell in the battle of the billionaires as the shorts feel the squeeze. >> apple emerges as the battleground stock with the likes of einhorn and tsiros and low, getting out. >> they are off the boat. passengers on the carnival triumph finally disembarked in mobile, alabama, b
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between american airlines and u.s. airways. melissa: the hottest thing on the nasdaq stock exchange may be the nasdaq itself. charlie gasparino is here as they talk to go private. lori: without any further ado, let's get you updated on the markets. we are joined by lauren simonetti. >> i want to particularly take a look at goldman sachs right now. hitting a new annual high. the investment bank says that equity markets kind of went too fast. they will slow down a little bit on their global theme. however, maintain will be tough. it is just too hard to maintain. we have the strongest start since the 1990s. melissa: oil prices rising for the first time in days. fox business contributor phil flynn is our man in the pits of the cme. >> what a reversal. oil prices were below $95 a barrel. everyone thought that they would start coming back down. a lot of focus, of course, a lot of talk about these currency wars. they have a major impact on the price of crude oil. we do not think that the euro is too strong and anyone who wants to tell us otherwise, you will have a problem. we rallied in a few
and innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the u.s. government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. you will have it for you later in our program schedule. at the white house, jay carney held his daily briefing, addressing a number of issues including a bombing at the u.s. embassy in turkey today. >> does the president considered the attack on our embassy in turkey to be a terrorist attack? >> that is an excellent question a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror, a terrorist attack. i think this is an incident that has just occurred and i don't want to get ahead of it, is being investigated. we strongly condemn what was a suicide attack against our embassy in ankara, which took place at the embassy's our security perimeter. details are still emerging about what exactly happened, who was responsible. it is clearly an act of terror. it caused -- cost hte life about least one individual, a turkish security guard. we are working with the turkish authorities to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice. our thoughts and prayers
investors and ben white, chief economic correspondent at politico. also here with us is david joy. it's great to have all you guys here. phil, why has the rally stalled? >> well, we've gotten out of the gate in terrific shape here. the stock market, the s&p is up about 6% the first six weeks or so of the year. we've got a very constructive full year forecast of 1660 on the s&p, which would be a record high. but we didn't think we were going to go straight there. the reality is that we've had a terrific run. the markets are a little bit tired. you've got some washington-related news coming up over the next month or so. we would expect that this would be a perfect opportunity for, you know, a 3% to 5% pause. and i think we're starting to see that reflected -- >> up to 5% is almost the whole thing. >> well, look, a week from now, president obama is going to do his state of the union address, okay? typically the market doesn't respond well when the president talks. then we're going to start to get into some of the nitty-gritty, some of the spending issues. that would be a perfect opportun
>>> welcome back. our guest host told us earlier, there's a list of stocks that will double -- you know, stocks that go up, and then time. everybody's going to double eventually, i would imagine, right? when are these going to double? >> if you go back to the nifty fifty of 1973, they were two times erjs. 1999 it didn't double. the economies will grow on a global basis, 3% plus inflation. >> how many have you got? >> i picked ten in baron's, those are available if anybody wants to go on the roundtable. two that are new that weren't there, one is a company that just announced last night the results, gencorp, they bought rocket dyne, and they're closing in on that. and that business, the basic manufacturing business which has short-term hiccups will earn 3 cents or 4 cents in the next few years. significant acreage in an area called sacramento, and real estate is booming. second one is a simple one, that's called legg mason which i announced yesterday. legg mason, 164 million shares, down to 128. every day they announce two-thirds of the cash flow is going to buy back stock. great ca
start." thank you for joining us. i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. >>> "starting point" with soledad o'brien starts right now. >> welcome, everybody. a developing story. bitter winter storm wreaking havoc across much of the country. roofs collapsing, drivers trapped and airports a mess two people are dead as record snow falls on the plains and flood warnings threaten the southeast. the storm turning out to be much worse than expected. live team coverage ahead. >>> and a new shocking investigation, "usa today" says there is a growing bioterror threat from within our own country. talking about diseases like anthrax and the plague. details in leave report. >>> new overnight, a hot air balloon carrying more than a dozen tourists explodes and crashes to the ground in egypt. also happening, one of britain's top catholic leaders speaking out about the grelatest scandal shocking the church. and a claim by a former friar that homosexuality is a ticking time bomb for the church. >>> we are all looking at itsly and why what's important for politic there is affecting what's happeni
of the church. >> i appreciated the word father smith used, retiring. when you can't do the job, hand it over. >> retiring is something we have never thought of but his retirement years, vatican says he will be moved in the vatican owned villa, a monastery where crews are working on renovations. a handful of people at the vatican knew it was going to be the pope's new home. and then most likely the bishop of rome emeritus, retired bishop of rome. it's not clear whether he will go back to benedict or go back to joseph. another bolt from the blue, lightning struck the dome of st. petersburg basilica. much more live from rome a little bit later coming up on studio "b." >> shep: north korea claims it has followed through on a third nuclear test, first in four years or just about four. the rogue nation's leaders have made it clear they have set their sights on the united states. north korea reported this latest test is direct response to the reckless hostility of the united states. last month, defense ministers calmed the u.s. their prime target for nuclear tests and long-range missile launch but
and of using your tax dollars. hooking people up who did not qualify for this government program. dagen: did they bother to check? talking about the cell carriers and skip the charge cards, use twitter, the new deal that will let you tweak your payments. connell: that sounds a little dangerous. we have neil cavuto talking about the state of the union. with nicole petallides at the stock exchange and stocks, good morning. nicole: we are taking a look at market, 13,999 and change and 14,000 on the dow jones industrials and certainly have a lot of winners to speak of which we will get to in a moment and the tech having nasdaq trying to squeeze out a gain here, the s&p sitting well above the 1500 mark. traders thought there would be a pullback, can't predict one of those because the trend remains to the upside and as we continue to have higher lows and higher highs, and at the same time nervous to go longer on this market because it is up so far so fast and talk about names that are helping the dow long, retail index, bank index, bank of america, travelers, j. p. morgan, american express are a f
'm not a participant per se, i'm just a spectator, and it's a fun sport. >> thank you. and thank you, michelle. join us tomorrow. "squawk on the street" is next right now. >>> congratulations to grammy winner fun and all the grammy winners from last night. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm carl equipment a nil la with melissa lee, david faber here at the nyse. david cramer is off this week. a busy week it's going to be. europe this week, finance minister meeting from all of the eurozone talking about cypress and greece. as for asian markets, mostly closed as the chinese new year took place over the weekend. it is the year of the snake. our road map begins with a hat trick of news out of technology. dell shareholders balking at the buyout price. and apple testing a watch-like device. >> the s&p 500 is up for the first six weeks of the year. something that has not happened since 1971. a big week is ahead as carl mentioned with earnings from coke, cisco, gm, whole foods and michael kors. >> nemo, watch the impact on business, ford at least said it should not have a major impact on february sales. >>
is starting to return. >> reporter: sure, the u.s. economy may be outperforming most other developed nations. but some investment strategists see good opportunities in the weakest parts the world like europe. >> although growth is still negative, we do believe that this year will be that tipping point where growth returns positive. and things are getting progressively just a little less bad. >> reporter: he recommends buying the stocks of big european companies that get much of their revenues outside the region. >> you've got a lot of companies based in these countries which sell to the emerging markets and that growing consumer within the emerging markets. i think you're seeing a lot of >> reporter: but others have a country specific approach. wells fargo advisors has norway as a top pick. >> not only is it a country with relatively low debt and a good credit standing, but it's also a country that's the 15th largest oil exporter in the world. and we think oil prices will continue to edge higher here. >> reporter: but, remember, even if you just buy stocks of big american companies, you like
. that and more tonight on "n.b.r." investors spent much of this week focused on the u.s. market with major market indexes hitting five-year highs. but now the spotlight is shifting overseas. g-20 finance ministers and central bankers are meeting in moscow over the weekend. they will be debating the need for austerity, versus the need to spur growth. no one expects a quick turnaround for the european economy, which has been mired in recession. but as erika miller reports, that may make now a good time to invest. >> reporter: it would makes sense that american investors would be loading up on u.s. stocks with the market here doing so well. but they're not. last week, investors in stock mutual funds put virtually all their cash in international markets. more than $3 billion went into funds holding international stocks. by comparison, mutual funds holding u.s. stocks suffered their first outflows of the year. investment advisors say small investors may be on to something. >> international investing has had a bad reputation over the last couple of years had a bad experience, people have taken money ou
we are going to talk about state dinner and use that as an introduction for all of us and how they are put on, where the first lady comes into it, all of the various parts of the white house that get involved. it certainly is a big event and one that involves everybody. gary, can you start as off? it certainly is a big event and one that involves everybody. gary, can you start as off? as chief usher you handled the residence staff. >> i would be glad to. the first notice of a state dinner or state visit comes from the state department. it usually goes through the social secretary of the white house. soon after the socialists a cap -- after the social security -- social secretary had a conversation with the first lady, he would lay out who, when, where, and how it was going to be about. there was a lot of planning. usually these events are planned three, four, sometimes as much as a year into the future. sometimes a lot less time. the planning is intensive. i think one of the things people forget about state dinners is that they set a style for the white house from a social asp
to a man whose wife is stuck on that ship. >>> north korea thumbing its nose at the u.s. and the international community by carrying out a new, more powerful nuclear test. is the first one under kim jong-un, press obama calls it a threat to u.s. security and world peace. the first indication of the underground test came when seismologists detected a tremor in an area not known for earthquakes. >>> in his state of the union speech tonight, president obama will announce 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan by this time next year. jake tapper, the first to break the news after talking to sources who know about the president's speech. the move's going to cut the number of troops in afghanistan by more than half. troop reductions will continue through the end of next year. >>> so more than 4,000 people if you can imagine this, stuck on this cruise ship, disabled cruise ship. they are hot. they are hungry. they are holding their noses because toilets are overflowing. folks feeling desperate now. the ship is finally on the move. you have tugboats towing it to mobile
for politic there is affecting what's happening in washington. >>> tom price will join us, the secretary of the navy, ray mabus, and sybrina fulton and tracy martin, trayvon martin's parents join us, along with their attorneys, benjamin crump, richard blais and makazive mandela. "starting point" starts now. we begin this morning talking about the devastating winter storm in parts of texas and oklahoma. already buried under more than a foot of snow. one local mayor says we have roofs collapsing all over town. we'll speak to him in a moment. highways and airports shut down. take a look at this photo taken by ireporter philip prince, an instructor too, spent eight hours stuck in his rig on interstate 40 east of amarillo, texas. two people have been killed. one on an ice-slicked road and another after a roof collapsed from the weight of the snow. severe weather is expected as far as florida. the massive system tracking to the north and east. wisconsin, michigan, illinois, all in its path. jennifer delgado is tracking the storm. erin mcpike is live in kansas city. we'll start with you. >> we'
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